Google has filed a patent for a camera-containing lens. There’s not too much information on product that may come, but Google says a possibility could be to give sight to the blind. Certainly, this development will visually be less noticeable than Google Glass, but it seems the consequences of having hidden cameras in the literal eyes of all the world is an obvious pandoras box.
I could list a hundred and one potential scenarios that might arise in support or defense of this technology, but to put it simply: I don’t believe our lives were meant to be recorded by little more than the memories an individual might carry. Surely there are reasons for documentary, but I don’t want to live where our lives are documented persistently like how the NSA seems to monitor our internet actions. You can’t stop the world from advancing forward, you can only delay it, but I’d like to stay in what would become “the past,” honestly.
At least everyone would learn binary, though: “Sensors on the contact lens would detect blinks and respond to commands based on those blinks.”
What do you think?